Centuries before natural gas and petroleum gave prominence to Qatar as one of the world's fastest growing economies, the country was known for its prized Arabians horses.
When the Al Thani ancestors, the ruling family of the State of Qatar, migrated out of the inhospitable Arabian desert three centuries ago to settle in Qatar, the Arabian horse was a vital part of daily life.
The Arabian horse played an important role in the founding of Qatar. In 1893, Bedouin tribesmen and their courageous Arabian steeds, led by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, defeated the Ottomans in a battle that would eventually led to Qatar's independence.
With the primary aim of instilling the spirit of competition and raising the educational and cultural awareness level among its student riders, Al Shaqab’s Equine Education Department is set to hold its final competitions on Saturday, 09 April 2016. The event will be held at Al Shaqab’s state-of-the-art Indoor Arena from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
The Endurance Team heads to its biggest race of the year at the Open FEI European Championships September 10, in Florac, France.
The Endurance Team continues their summer campaign in Cazon, Argentina, at the Al Shaqab Challenge race June 17-18, 2011.
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